Crime & Investigation

Ugandan Business Man Held Over Armed Robbery In DRC


stuff geneva;”>ed "sans-serif";”>The Kanungu District Police Commander Edison Muhangi told Chimp Reports Tuesday that local police received a complaint from Patrick Muhindo Nyaroba an Administrator at Nyamirima police station in Eastern DR.Congo, alleging that on the night of 9th July 2013, a group of armed people suspected to have come from Uganda attacked Nyamirima hospital and robbed items.

The stolen items according to a letter signed by Muhindo which this reporter saw, included 5 1000watt solar panels valued at sh10million each, 8 solar batteries each costing sh1.5 million, 15metallic chairs, one type writer, a cartridge and one D.R.Congo National flag; all belonging to Nyamirima Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Muhangi said that when the police in Kanungu got information that the alleged stolen items had crossed into Uganda, they launched an investigation and discovered that Kyarisiima and one Akim Tumwebaze a resident of Kihihi town were suspected to be in possession of some of the items.

“We arrested Kyarisima as a prime suspect who has cooperated and gave us clues on whereabouts of the stolen items while his accomplices who include Akim Tumwebaze are still on the run,” Muhangi said.

Muhangi said that when the police interrogated Kyarisima he revealed that he had sold 3 of the solar panels at Kikaraganya landing site, Rwampanga Sub County, Nakasongola District.

Police in Kanungu then liaised with their counterparts in Nakasongola district and one of the panels was found with the chairperson Kikaraganye Beach Management Unit; the second one was found with one Dissan a proprietor of a lodge and a hotel in the same area while the third was recovered from one Matovu of Sangayo Hotel and Lodges at Zagabe landing site on lake Kyoga all in Nakasongola district.

Muhangi however said that the 8 solar batteries,15 semi metallic chairs, 1typewriter,1 cartridge and the DR. Congo flag are still missing but added that they are still detaining Kyarisiima and hunting for Akim Tumwebaze, to help the police recover all the missing items.

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